Poetry for Students

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Michael L. LaBlanc
Cengage Gale, Oct 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 300 pages
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Annotation Give students the tools they need to make books and authors a meaningful part of their lives by introducing them to one of our "For Students" literary references. These resources are specially crafted to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students and their teachers as well as the interests of general readers and researchers.Each title in the series provides understandable, comprehensive explanations of the most commonly studied poems, novels, dramas, epics and short stories as identified by an advisory board of teachers and librarians. No other literature references furnish such a high level of coverage -- all written in an unassuming tone that users will welcome.The references in the Gale Group's "For Students" series provide: -- Easy-to-read discussions of themes, plots and characters -- Easy-to-understand critical essays chosen specifically for students -- Analysis of each work's construction and historical context -- Photos, illustrations and other graphics -- And moreThe "For Students" series includes Poetry for Students, Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, Drama for Students, Shakespeare for Students, Shakespeare's Characters for Students and Epics for Students. They're sure to be a welcome addition to your library.Each volume of Poetry for Students provides analysis of approximately 20 poems identified as the most frequently studied in literature courses. Students will discover: -- An overview essay -- An analysis of the poem's construction and form -- A thematic examination -- A discussion of the poem's historical and cultural context -- Selected criticism on the poem or poet -- A briefauthor biography -- Sources for further study and suggested research topics -- Subject, thematic, nationality, author and title indexes.

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Contents

Introduction xii
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Ballad of Orange and grape
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A Birthday by Christina Rossetti
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Copyright

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